AABAT Committee Members

Regional Representatives

International Representatives

Ben Knowles

International Representative

Ben began work in the outdoor education field the late 90’s. Since then he has found himself traversing the fields of outdoor education, teaching, training, bush adventure therapy and clinical therapy.

Office Bearers

Past Committee Members


Tim spent his primary school years playing in the hills and valleys around Clonbinane, Victoria. During high school, he spent his spare time walking around the hills of his parents cropping, sheep and cattle farm in southern NSW. After working on a cattle station in the NT, travelling around Australia and doing various retail and labouring work, Tim studied outdoor recreation and began work as a freelance outdoor leader. When he met his wife and started a family, Tim began working in residential care in Wodonga, Victoria. In 2017, Tim won a grant to run an outdoor focused program to strengthen disengaged young peoples connection with their community and provide positive mentoring. Tim is passionate about the outdoors and his favourite activities are rock climbing, skiing and hiking. Tim has a wife and four kids and his current passion is getting them out and into nature.